“After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory. And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, ‘Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird!” – Revelation 18:1-2
“Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!”
Despite this line from a commercial becoming a viral joke, the potential of falling down is no laughing matter to many senior citizens. What should be no laughing matter to any of us is the reality that Babylon is going to fall and it will never get up again.
What in the world am I talking about? I’m simply declaring the promises of scripture, that’s all. See, Isaiah 21 and Revelation 14, 16, and 18 all proclaim that Babylon will fall. And because it’s said so many times, we know that it’s important.
So what is Babylon that makes this promise so important for us today? Well, Babylon is this city that just keeps coming up throughout human history. It gets its name from the Tower of Babel, which was built as a means of uniting all mankind against God. That’s the foundation of this city.
It shows up again centuries later under King Nebuchadnezzar when it rose to great power and conquered most of the world, including Israel. It was a place of absolute wickedness that worshiped astrological gods for the sake of wealth.
It will rise again in the future as both a system and a city and will have authority over the whole world to once again unite mankind against God. It will chase all the desires of the world—wealth, fame, and power. It will wage war against God and those who turn to Him after the Rapture. It is the ultimate manifestation on earth of Satan’s rebellion that happened in the very beginning, declaring that he would rise up and be enthroned above God.
But here’s the point: No matter how many times it rises throughout history, its destiny is already declared and determined. It will fall and it will never rise again.
Our choice today is which city are you going to live in—Babylon or Zion? One city is doomed for eternal destruction, the other is destined for eternal glory. The choice isn’t hard, but it is a choice you need to make. I pray that you choose wisely.
You really are my Lord today! I will bow my heart to no other city, system, or king. As I choose You today, please come and build Your kingdom in me!